Scuba Diving

The icy waters of Antarctic and the Arctic guarantee amazing new experiences.

In 1998 Aurora Expeditions offered the world-first commercial dive trip to Antarctica, and we’ve built on our polar experience ever since. Partnering with polar dive experts – Waterproof Expeditions – in Antarctica and the Arctic, we bring you the exciting and unique chance to get a closer look at the amazing marine life of our polar regions. Waterproof have more than 20-years dive experience in the polar regions and have recently developed the Padi Polar Diver Specialty – a unique chance to become one of the world’s first certified Polar Divers.

Antarctic diving reveals a world of ice, where glaciers, gigantic icebergs and a unique blend of marine life greet us, whilst the possible presence of walrus and polar bears makes Arctic diving a very special experience. With numerous diving opportunities along your voyage, no two days will be alike – a truly inspiring and unforgettable experience awaits.

Scuba diving in Antarctica

Required Experience

To participate in our polar diving activity, all divers must be a trained, certified scuba divers with proof of certification beyond entry level, i.e. Advanced Diver certification or equivalent rating issued by a recognised scuba training organisation.

In addition to this it is extremely important that adequate training and experience is gained in dry-suit diving, and in the use of other new and unfamiliar equipment to be used in polar waters. To ensure your safety and enjoyment and to avoid any unnecessary problems on the trip, recent diving experience and proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives using a dry-suit is required prior to joining the voyage.

Our Guides

Our team of experienced dive guides have over 20 years’ polar diving experience and provide divers with detailed briefings and best practice procedures to ensure a safe diving experience. Your dive master will ensure Standard Safety Diving Practices are adhered to at all times.

How to Book

Please return the suba diving activity form at the time of booking. Download this form HERE. If you have any queries regarding our scuba diving option please contact our friendly Expeditions Experts for more information.

Our Partners

All underwater programs are operated by our partners Waterproof Expeditions, the only company dedicated to polar diving and snorkelling.

Waterproof Expeditions - Our Dive Partners

Upcoming Expeditions

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  • Spitsbergen Odyssey

    11 DAYS from AU$7,200 per person

    Circumnavigate Spitsbergen and experience a world filled with deep shimmering fjords, polar deserts, old whaling settlements and magnificent wildlife, including the mighty polar bear.

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  • Across the Antarctic Circle

    11/12 DAYS from US$9,500 pp FLY/SAIL

    Celebrate crossing latitude 66° 33' South in the wake of hallowed explorers and experience a world of powerful whales, shimmering mountain ranges and mesmerising icebergs.

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    Expedition - Antarctic Explorer

    Antarctic Explorer

    11 DAYS from US$9,500 pp FLY/SAIL

    The truly adventurous will enjoy exploring the very best of the Antarctic Peninsula as well as the spectacular, yet isolated Weddell Sea.

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